Windows 10

Windows 10 was one of the most successful Microsoft operating systems, setting a benchmark for future ones. We’ll look at the top features, which applications you can use on it, troubleshooting common issues, and the latest news from the company.

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Microsoft set to reverse Feature Update releases in 2021

In the past two years, Microsoft did release a major feature update in the first half of the year and a minor update in the second half. It appears that the company […]

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Windows 10 privacy software Privatezilla update brings analysis mode

A new version of the Windows 10 privacy tool Privatezilla has been released this week; the new version comes with an improved analysis feature that reveals configured and not configured settings when […]

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First screenshot and video of Windows 10X for single-screen devices leaked

A first screenshot of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10X edition of the company's Windows 10 operating system has been posted today on Twitter. The screenshot shows the operating system's taskbar and Start on […]

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Tweak Windows 10 with WinSlap

WinSlap is a free open source program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system to quickly modify system settings and tweak the system. Designed for use right after installation on first use, it […]

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Windows 10's taskbar is getting another feature that you may not need

It is 2021, and Microsoft released a first new build of the upcoming version of Windows 10 to the Insider channel. Build 21286 introduces a new feature that Microsoft calls "news and […]

You can still upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 for free

When Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system, it knew that it had to convince customers to give it a try. The bad adoption of Windows 8 still haunted the company and […]

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Microsoft has a fix for Windows 10's Password Saving issue

Shortly after the release of Windows 10 version 2004 in April 2020, some users reported issues getting passwords to save in web browsers such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, and also […]

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Running ChkDsk on Windows 10 20H2 may damage the file system and cause Blue Screens

Microsoft's newest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 20H2, appears to have a bug that may damage the file system of the Windows partition and cause blue screens during reboots.  Reports suggest […]

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First look at Windows 10's new DiskUsage analysis tool

DiskUsage is a new command line tool that Microsoft added to Insider Builds of the company's Windows 10 operating system without much fanfare. The tool, located in System32, provides users with information […]

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Windows 10 Debloat Tool GUI improves the Windows 10 tweaker's usability

Windows 10 Sophia Script is a powerful PowerShell script to make all kinds of tweaks to Windows 10 systems. We reviewed Sophia Script in the past and found it to be a […]

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Windows Feature Experience Pack to independently unlock features on Windows 10

Microsoft is currently testing a new way of delivering feature updates and changes to the company's Windows 10 operating system. Up until now, new feature additions were reserved for so-called feature updates. […]

Reminder: support for root certificates with kernel mode signing capabilities ends next year

Microsoft will remove support for root certificates with kernel mode signing capabilities in the Microsoft Trusted Root Program in the first half of 2021. The change affects devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 […]

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Microsoft's next try at introducing Android Apps support in Windows 10

Microsoft is working on introducing support for Android apps on its Windows 10 operating system according to reports. While this needs to be filed under rumor for now, as Microsoft has not […]

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What is Meet Now in Windows 10 and how to uninstall it

If you are running a recent version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you may have noticed the new Meet Now taskbar icon that the company added in October 2020. Microsoft plans […]

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How to change the display brightness if Windows 10 does not let you

There are plenty of ways to change the display brightness of a Windows 10 PC. What if some of these are not available? I ran into the issue the other day on […]

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Don't activate the "Let's Go" button in the Windows 10 Settings application

If you have updated your copy of Windows 10 to a recent version, you may have noticed a new banner in the Settings application that is displayed at the top. The banner […]

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Windows 10: OpenCL and OpenGL Compatibility Pack released by Microsoft

Microsoft has released the app OpenCL and OpenGL Compatibility Pack to the company's Microsoft Store this week designed to allow applications to run on Windows 10 devices that don't have OpenCL or […]

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Windows 10 microcode updates to fix new Intel CPU security issues

Microsoft has released a number of new Intel microcode updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system that address recently discovered security flaws in Intel processors. Microcode updates are released by Intel […]

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How to disable Windows 10's Programmable Taskbar feature

Microsoft revealed a new feature that it called Programmable Taskbar back in July when it released Build 20161 to the Windows Insider Dev channel. The basic idea behind the feature was to […]

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Microsoft will enforce Windows 10 version 1903 upgrades because of end of support

Windows 10 version 1903 will reach end of support next month on December 8, 2020 for all supported editions of the operating system. The version of Windows 10 was released on May […]

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How to display or hide the apps you use most often in the Windows 10 Start Menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu does a lot of things differently than the start menus of previous versions of Windows. Its tile-based layout, the list of all installed apps and programs, and […]

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Windows 10 version 21H1 could be a minor update

Windows 10 version 20H2 is still rolling out and it will take a while before most devices are updated to the new feature update for Windows. Microsoft provides a glimpse of things […]

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Here is how you download any Windows 10 version ISO from Microsoft

When you use Microsoft's official Media Creation Tool, it is the latest version of Windows 10 that you get when you use it to download a Windows 10 ISO image to the […]

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Microsoft makes it easier to install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 10

Microsoft has improved the installation process for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in the recent Insider Preview build 20246. Starting in this build and going forward, all it takes to install […]

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How to bypass Windows 10 Upgrade Blocks (Safeguard holds)

Windows 10 administrators may enable policies on devices to bypass upgrade blocks that prevent the device from being offered feature updates. Upgrade blocks, or Safeguard holds as Microsoft calls them, are designed […]

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New Windows 10 Manual Driver Updates process starts on November 5, 2020

Microsoft has changed driver distribution and installation processes on the company's Windows 10 operating system in recent time. The company moved the functionality to search for optional drivers from the Device Manager […]

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Get Text Suggestions as you type globally when using Windows 10

Most computer users come into contact with automatic suggestions when they type in the browser's address bar. The browser may display search term suggestions based on the user's input. Some programs may […]

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Microsoft starts the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2020 Update

Microsoft announced just a moment ago that it has released the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 version 20H2, to the public. The update will roll out to […]

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Microsoft makes it difficult to download Microsoft Edge with Firefox and Chrome

Many Windows users use the built-in web browser of the operating system to download other browsers to their system. First it was Internet Explorer, then the classic Edge, and now the new […]

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How to disable the display of recent searches in Windows 10's Search Box

When you run a search on Windows 10, you can do so using the Start Menu or the dedicated search box if it is displayed. Both search options use the same Windows […]

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Windows 10 may soon notify you about new startup apps

Microsoft is testing a new feature in Insider Builds of its Windows 10 operating system right now that notifies the user when a new startup application is recognized by the system. When […]

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Microsoft is testing a new Windows 10 device setup feature

A vanilla installation of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system may differ slightly depending on the customer's region, language selection, edition of the operating system, and whether an Internet connection is available during […]

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How to disable Bing Search in Windows 10 version 2004 and newer

When Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system in 2015, it merged the local search functionality with the digital assistant Cortana and also Bing Search. Cortana has since been revamped completely and […]

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Windows 10 gets NVM SSD drive monitoring capabilities

Future versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system will monitor NVM SSD storage devices to notify users about critical conditions. Microsoft notes on a support page that Windows monitors NVM SSD drives […]

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Apps & Features (Settings) is no replacement for Programs & Features (Control Panel) in Windows 10

When Microsoft announced that it would replace the entire Control Panel with the Settings app in Windows 10, no one thought that it would take the company longer than five years to […]

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Should you install Windows 10's Optional Driver updates?

Microsoft moved driver updates in Windows 10 from the Device Manager to the Optional Updates section of the Windows Updates settings application this year after the company announced the change in 2019. […]

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Windows 10 Setup Script has a new name and is now easier to use

Remember Windows 10 Setup Script? I reviewed the PowerShell script in August 2020; it was designed to be run right after the installation of Windows 10 on a device to adjust more […]

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Should you install the Windows 10 20H2 update right away?

The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 20H2, will be released soon. Microsoft has not revealed the exact date the update will become available, but chance is very high that […]

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How to fix blurry text in programs on Windows 10

Recently, a friend of mine asked for my help with an unusual issue. He told me that some programs on his computer had blurry text in their GUIs. This is what affected […]

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KB4577062 and KB4577069 preview updates for Windows 10 version 1809, 1903 and 1909

Microsoft has released preview updates for Windows 10 version 1809, 1903 and 1909 on September 16, 2020. The updates KB4577069 for Windows 10 version 1809 and KB4577062 for Windows 10 version 1903 […]


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